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Mayor Adams’ new plan to force treatment upon homeless mentally ill draws criticism and praise

November 29th, 2022|

NY Daily News

"Craig Hughes, a senior social worker at the nonprofit Safety Net Project [of the Urban Justice Center], said Adams should focus on getting homeless New Yorkers into supportive housing — where they can access social services in addition to shelter — instead of hospitalizing “people for being poor in public.”

Coalition Letter On Privacy and Free Expression Threats in Kids Online Safety Act

November 28th, 2022|


We, the undersigned organizations [including SWP], believe that the privacy, online safety, and digital well-being of children should be protected. However, S. 3663, the “Kids Online Safety Act” (KOSA), would undermine those goals for all people, but especially children, by effectively forcing providers to use invasive filtering and monitoring tools; jeopardizing private, secure communications; incentivizing increased data collection on children and adults; and undermining the delivery of critical services to minors by public agencies like schools. 

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